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January 25th the birthday of Robert Burns whose songs and song collection are still celebrated by a wide assortment of folk musicians. A selection of his songs by various artists included in today’s show.



Alasdair Fraser-Men of Ulster-Return to Kintail-Culburnie

Cara Dillon-The Verdant Braes of Skreen-Hill of Thieves-Proper

Maggie Sansone-The Flower Among Us-A Traveler’s Dream-Maggie’s Music


Dougie MacLean-Ye Banks and Braes-Tribute-Dunkeld

Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor-Paddy Canning’s Toast/The Tempest-Noctambule

Ed Miller-Turn Again thou fair Eliza-Robert Burns Volume 6

The Fire-Mr. McLaines-Radiance-The Fire


Jim Malcolm-Logan Braes-Aquaintance-Beltane

Connla-For Doc-River Waiting-Connla music

Gillian McDonald-Craigieburn Wood-Robert Burns Vol 6

Peter Ostoushko-Trip to Donegal-Coming Down from Red Lodge


Rod Patterson-A Red Red Rose-Songs from the Bottom Drawer-Green Trax

Alasdair Fraser-The Maquis of Huntly-Return to Kintail-Culburnie

The Cast-Auld Lang Syne-The Winnowing-Dunkeld

Stringed Migration-Paddy Fahey’s/Cape Breton Reel-Waterbug


Jim Malcolm-Parcel O Rogues-Aquaintance-Beltane

The Outside Track-Happy Reels-Riseup-Outside Track

Adam Holmes/Gillian Frame-Silver Tassie-Pendulum-Cherryoos

Franco Morone-Lord Inchiquin-The Road to Lisdoonvarna-Rough Trade


John Morran-From thee Eliza I Must Go-Robert Burns Vol 6

Kim Robertson-Loch Lomond-Highland Heart-Gourd Music

Jim Malcolm-Highland Mary-Aquaintance-Beltane

Catriona McKay and Chris Stout-Eileen’s Lament-Laebrack-Green Trax


Rod Patterson-Gae Bring Tae Me a Pint O Wine-Green Trax

Tony McManus-The Maids O’ Mitcheltown-The Maker’s Mark-Compass

Jim Malcolm-Ae Fond Kiss-Aquaintance-Beltane-

Joe McKenna-When Evening Comes Around-The Irish Low Whistle-Shanachie







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Kim Robertson-Mist Covered Mountains of Home-Highland Heart

Lissa Schneckenburger-Lovely Jamie-Song-Footprint

Grada-Seven of Eight-The Landing Step-Compass


The Birnam Witch Project-Tibby-Harem Scarem-Vertical

Grey Larsen and Andre Marchand-Thr Road to Cashel-The Orange Tree-Sugar Hill

Mairi MacIness-Uibhist nam neann arda-Green Trax

Martin Hayes-Bony Crossing the Alps-Under the Moon-Green Linnet


Catriona McKay and Chris Stout-Laebrack-Laebrack-Green Trax

Jim and Susie Malcolm-Fiddle and Bow-Spring will Follow on-Beltane

Billy McComiskey-The Diamond/Sleepless Night-Outside the Box-Compass

Litha-Gypsy-Dancing of the Light-Rough Trade


Runa-Suill a Run-Stretched on your Grave-Runa

Matt and Shannon Heaton-Brad’s Honeybees-Lover’s Well-Merril

Robin Laing-The Union Canal-Edinburgh Skyline-Green Trax

Andrew Finn Magill-The Greenfields of Glentown-Roots-Magill


MaryJane Lammond and Wendy MacIsaac-Air a Ghille-Factor

Caitlin Range-O’Roukes-Warbelow Range-Warbelow

Gillian Frame-The Echo Mocks the Corncrake-Pedulum

The Outside Track-Dark Reels-Rise Up-Alba


The Outside Track-Sweet Lover of Mine-Rise Up – Alba

Billy McComiskey-Keogh’s/Maggie Lynne’s-Outside the Box

North Cregg-There was a Maid in her Father’s Garden-Summer at my Feet

Troy Macgillivray-Pressed for Time-Live at the Music Room


Colleen Raney-Canadee-I-O-Here This Home-Little Sea

Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor-Paddy Cnny’s Toast-Noctambule

Billy McComiskey-Grainne’s Grace-Outside the Box

Grada-Manaku Swing-The Landing Step-Compas



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The Last Oak and Thorn of 2018. I’ve included, I hope, some thoughtful pieces for reflecting on the passing year and hope for the next. Happy New Year.



Michael McGoldrick-Trip to Ireland-At First Light-Compass

Mary Black-Farewell Farewell-By the Time it gets Dark-Gift Horse

Michael McGoldrick-Doinna-At First Light-Compass

Lissa Schneckenburger-The Drowsy Sleeper-Song-Footprint


Jim Malcolm-Jimmy’s Gone to Flanders-Live in Glenfarg-Beltane

Caitlin Warbelow-The Pretty Girl Milking her Cow-Warbelow

Rod Patterson-Auld Lang Syne-Songs from the Bottom Drawer-Green Trax

Steve Baughman-Bonny Crossing the Alps-Drop of the Pure-Tall Tree


Daimh-A Nighneag a Ghraidh-The Rough Bounds

Archie Fisher-The presence-Sunsets I’ve Galloped Into-Snow Goose

Gillian Frame-Silver Tassie-Pendulum-Cheeryoos

EnsembleĀ  Galilei-The Celt-The Mystic and the Muse-Dorian Records


Maryjane Lamond-Air a Ghile Tha mo Run-Seinn-Factor

Marla Fibish and Bruce Victor-Paddy Canny’s Toast/The Tempest-Noctambule

Archie Fisher-The Parting Glass-A Silent Song-Red House Records

Open the Door for Three-Open the Door for Three-OTDFT


Old Blind Dogs-Gaelic Song-Four on the Floor-Compass

Wendy Stewart-The January Man-About Time 2-CD Trax

Tannahill Weavers-Wild Mountain Thyme-Collection-Green Linnet

Lissa Schneckenburger-Aoife’s/Coleman’s March-Fiddle & Voice-Footprint

Paul Kamm and Elenor MacDonald-Queen of Northern Lights-Calling on Love-Free Wheel


Alistair Ogilivy-Crowdie/Wantoness-Leaves Sae Green-Green Trax

Patrick Street-The Winding Stairs-Made in Cork-Green Linnet

The Cast-Smile or Cry-Green Gold-CD Trax

William Coulter-Rose in the Heather-Celtic Crossing-Gourd







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A celebration of instrumentals and song from the Celtic culture. A rich assortment to brighten the cold winter with music. Happy Yule.



Eileen Ivers-Apples in Winter-An Nollaig-Musical Bridge

Fiona Mackenzie-Oran na Nollaig-Duan Nollaig-Green Trax

Chieftans-Planxty Brown-Celebration-RCA


Heidi Talbot and Joanie Madden-The Castle of Dromore-On Christmas Night-Rounder

Druidstone-Christmas Capers-Comfort and Joy-Rounder

Aoife ni Fhearraig-Seacht suailcin ne Maighdine Muire-The Best of Celtic Christmas

Maddy Prior-The Boar’s Head-Comfort and Joy-Rounder


John Whelan-Ceol Na Nolag-The Best of Celtic Xmas

Maighread ni Dhomnahil-Wxford Lulaby-Traveler’s Prayer-Shanachie

John Fitzpatrick-Ga Greine-A Celtic Christmas-Windham Hill


Loreena McKennit-Snow-To Drive the Cold Winter Away

Eileen Ivers-The Time is Approaching-An Nollaig-Musical Bridge

Doran-Magic of the Night-The Night Before

Artisan-The Gramound Wassail-The Holly and the Ivy


Night Heron Consort-Sen Can-A Xmas Soujourn-Rounder

William Pint-The Woodcutter’s Song-When I See Winter Return-Waterbug

Aine Minoque-Good Night to You-Xmas Soujourn-Rounder

Poor Clares-Remember the Poor-Ny Kirriee Fo Niaghtey-Songs of Midwinter


Doran-Leambh Ghil Mhils-A Xmas Soujourn-Rounder

Tommy Sands-A Christmas Chilhood/A Call to Hope-To Shorten the Winter-Green Linnet

Fiona McKenzie-Bha Buachaileach an-Duan Nollaig-Green Trax

Michael O’Dhomhnaill and Kevin Burke-The Star of the County Down-Celtic Xmas II


Maighread ni Dhomhnaill and Donald Lunny-Third Carol for Christmas Day-Celtic Christmas-Windham Hill

Liam O’Flynn-The Winter’s End-Celtic Xmas-Windham Hill

The Poor Clares-Ny Kirriee Fo Niaghty-Songs for Midwinter-Centaur

Malcolm Dalglish-Boys of Ballisadare/Stolen Apples-Flying Fish






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Kim Robertson-Polish Lullaby/Cold is the Morning-Christmas Lullaby-Gourd

Julie Fowlis-I Arise Early on a Misty Morning-Alterum-Machair

Maggie Sansone-Galician Waltz-Mist and Stone-Maggie’s Music


Malinky-The False Lover won Back-Three Ravens-Green Trax

Doran-The Night Before-The Night Before-The Night Before-

Deirbhile-Bog Bran-Starlight Falling-dnbmusic

Joanie Madden-The Turning of the Rope-Song of the Irish Whistle-Hearts O Space


Jim Malcolm-Maggie’s Bairn-The First Cold Day-Beltane

Innishear-Rakes of Kildare-Rainbands-Amerisound

Mary Black-Once in a Very Blue Moon-By the Time it gets Dark-Gift Horse

Duncan Chisholm-Bonny at Morn-The Door of Saints-Copperfish


Gillian Frame-Silver Tassie-Pendulum-Cheeryoos

Cherish the Ladies-The Cat Rambles to the Child’s Saucepan-Out and About-Green Linnet

John Doyle-Sally Grier-Exile’s Return-Compass

Artisan-Grampound Wassail-Holly and the Ivy

Kim Robertson-The Snow Lay on the Ground-Christmas Lullaby-Gourd Music


Capercaille-Puirt a Beul-Gaelic Voices-Green Linnet

John Whelan-Ceol Na Nolag-The Best of Celtic Xmas

Gillian Frame-The Echo meets the Corncrake-Pendulum-Cheeryoos

Anna Murray-Finbarr Sauders-Indigo-Lochshore


Dougie MacLean-Caledonia-Craigie Dhu-Dunkeld

Natalie McMaster-Hey Johnny Cope-My Roots are Showing-Rounder

Jenny Sturgeon-The Wren and the Salt Air-The Wren and the Salt Air-

Liz Carroll-Lament of the First Generation-Lost in the Loop-Green Linnet


Joanie Madden-Bantry Girl’s Lament-Song of the Irish Whistle-Hearts O Space

Laois Kelly-Carolan’s Farewell-A Celtic Xmas-Windham Hill

Colleen Raney-I Live not Where I Love-Lark-Raney

Maggie MacInness-Flora and the Primroses-A Woman’s Song-Scottish Art’s Council




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Liz Carrol and John Doyle- The Island of Woods-In Play-Compass

Ed Miller-My Bonnie Border-Lowlander-Wellfield

Jena Moynihan-Kendall Tavern-Woven-Hearth PR


Colleen Raney-Boys of Mullaghbawn/Green Banks of the Moy-Here This Home-Little Sea Records

Billy McComiskey-Grainne’sGrace-Outside the Box-Compass

Susan McKeown-The Moorlough Shore-Lowlands-Compass

Tony McManus-The Crooked Road-Pourqoui Quebec?-CDTrax


Capercaille-Seinneam cliu nam fear ur-Roses and Tears-Compass

Warbelow Range-The Gallow Glass-Warbelow Range

Gillian Frame-The Lass o Glenshee-Pendulum-Cherry Groove

Reel Time-Hayes and Hayes-Reeltime-Green Linnet


Molly’s Revenge-The Rambling Sailor-Aged 10 Years-Molly’s Revenge

William Coulter-Banish Misfortune/The Kesh Jig-Celtic Crossing-Gourd Music

Julie Fowler-I Arose Early One Misty Morning-Alterum-Machair

Elidih Shaw and Ross Martin-6/8-Birl-Esque-Rhubana Records


John Spillane-Seachbtain-Celtic Voices-Green Linnet

Jenny Sturgeon-Linton-From the Skein-Tamarach

Genticorum-Asphaltouse-Avant L’Orage-Genticorum

Hanneke Yulianna-Trip to Walden Pond


Connla-Wayfaring Stranger-The Next Chapter-Connla

Warbelow Range-The Pretty Maid Milking her Cow-Warbelow Range

Cara Dillon-Jimmy Mo Mhile Stor-Hill of Thieves

Outside Track-Hurry Up and Wait-Light up the Dark-Alba


Paul McKenna Band-Indiana-Elements-Compass

Daimh-Murdos-Crossing Point-CD Trax

Jim Malcolm-Highland Mary-Acquaintance-Beltane

Open House-The Okarina/The Tattoo-Hoof and Mouth-Hoof and Mouth-Green Linnet



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Warbelow Range-Port of Kelp/The Pretty Girl Milking her Cow-Warbelow Range

Archie Fisher-Lord of the May-A Silent Song-Red House

Celtic Voyage-Green Fields of America-Celtic Voyage-Gourd


Cherish the Ladies-Green Fields of America-Woman of the House-Rounder

John Doyle-Geese in the Bog/Covering Ground-The Alt-Under the Arch

Andy Stewart-Mary and the Heilan Sodger-Donegal Rain-Green Linnet

Wendy Stewar-Reel Set-Standing Wave-Green Linnet


Three Mile Stone-Piper on Horseback-Irish Music from San Francisco

Runa-Black River-Current Affairs-Runa

Draiocht-Sonny’s Return-Trad Irish Music-Osian

June Tabor-Heather Down the Moor-A Cut Above-Green Linnet


T with the Maggies-Wedding Dress-The Maggies TheĀ  TwtM

The House Band-The Grey Funnel Line-October Song

Teada-Thios i dTeach an Torimh-Give us a Penny-Green Linnet

Gillian Frame-The Echo Mocks the Corncrake-Pendulum


Open the Door for Three-Clyde Water-The Joyful Hour-OTDFT

Genticorum-Voice le Temps-Avant L’Orage-Genticorum

Gillian Frame-Silver Tassie-Pendulum

The Boston Irish Fiddle Festival-The Exile of Erin-My Love is in America-Grn Linnet


Cara Dillon-Hill of Thieves-Hill of Thieves-Proper

Comos-Bold Donnelly/Winnie Hayes-Charge-Mad River

Colleen Raney-The Granemore Hare-Here This is Home-Little Sea Records

Ron Cody-Bob’s Bucket-The Talking Rake-Cody


Old Blind Dogs-Battle of Waterloo-The World’s Room-Green Linnet

Niamh ni XChara-Rhubarb and Ginger-From both Sides-Imeratas

Ed Miller-My Bonnie Border Lass-Lowlander-Wellfield

Alasdair Fraser-Calum Sqaire-Return to Kintail-Culburnie


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